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Hailey Thompson preps for end of canoe career

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Steven Point's Hailey Thompson is certainly good enough to make the US Olympic team for slalom whitewater canoeing.  If only there were a women's spot.  
There's no gender equity rule in the Olympics like in college sports.  So there's a men's team, but not a women's team.  Which leaves the SPASH senior to leave a sport she loves to join a competitive Coast Guard Academy program for her education.  
Which is a fitting end. She gets to stay on the water for a career despite leaving the water now.  
Hailey will try for a spot on the US Junior National Team before hanging it up.  
She'll compete for the spot this weekend at the Wausau whitewater course, where she began her career and will end it as well.  

 

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